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acima
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Posted - 01/19/2020 :  10:45:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am investigating a garage door opener retrofit before buying a new garage door opener.

I am in need for a solution that allows to open/close the garage from car with iphone. Tesla 3's don't come with opener interface.... Also, I was thinking about remote check of the door for a while.

From what I gathered there are basically two approaches: bluetooth and WiFi. Examples:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PM59X4J/ref=dp_cerb_1
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MCV1QZF?tag=georiot-us-default-20&th=1&psc=1&ascsubtag=tomsguide-custom-tracking-20

I like to use Siri voice command on phone and possibly geofence.

Just wondering what is best, works, secure,..?

Also, with Blutooth, how close to home will phone connect?




oberkc
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Posted - 01/19/2020 :  1:55:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There are certainly more than two appraches (I use isteon, for example), but many require a hub to access remotely.

I dont use it, but I thought MyQ systems should be on your list of options.

As far as risk, there is aways risk of hacking, I suppose. Additionally, the more devices that exist that can open your door increase the risk of inadvertent openings. If security is the ultimate goal over all other priorities, I would probably remove the opener and lock the door mechanically.
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acima
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Posted - 01/19/2020 :  2:44:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does the MyQ require any subscription?
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oberkc
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Posted - 01/19/2020 :  3:45:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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